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As Osteria Via Stato begins the process of slowly and safely reopening, as well as continuing to provide carry-out and delivery services, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safe dining of our guests.  The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority.

Dine in service will remain at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.  Masks will be worn by all employees at all times.  We are introducing digital and sanitized physical menus and will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.

For your health and safety, our policy is that all guests must wear a mask when entering, moving around, and exiting the restaurant. This includes when you leave the table to go to the restroom. Masks are not required once you are seated at your table. Thank you for doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued trust and support of Lettuce Entertain You.  We are so happy and excited to welcome you back and serve you once again.

To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 4% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

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You’ve booked your Chicago wedding venue, you’ve selected your wedding party and now it’s time to create your guest list and send out save-the-dates and invitations. The first thing to determine is the theme or feeling that you want your invitations to evoke. Are you having your ceremony and reception in a modern space? Consider a black and white pallet. Hosting your Chicago wedding reception at Osteria Via Stato? Then, draw from the Italian feel and natural colors.

Save-the-dates are typically sent out about 3 to 4 months from the wedding date. If a majority of your family and friends live out of town, then 6 months is acceptable too. You want your save-the-dates to match your overall theme of your Chicago wedding. Opt for a postcard, use a magnet or send a photo to your guests. Be sure to use clear fonts that are easy to read and mention that a formal invitation will be sent later.

Formal invitations should be clear and give a few key points – when and where your wedding will be held, a brief timeline of events and of course, local hotels and lodging options in a few price points. Use a bi-folding or tri-fold card to save money on printing and paper. And, if you want to go green, opt for using email invitations. Though not conventional ,they are much less expensive and can be easier to track if someone received them or not.  Also, don’t forget to send rehearsal dinner information to guests at this time too. Make sure to double check the invitation list, to ensure that someone doesn’t get rehearsal dinner info that shouldn’t.

Below are a few examples of invitations and save the dates that we love! And if you ever have any questions, allow our expert wedding planners to help you out!

Organic Feel

Make a Map

Modern with a Twist

Tuscan Romance